Category: Patience & Sobriety

It Is Far Too Easy…

John 14:15, 23 “If ye love me, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS… 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will KEEP MY WORDS: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole…

Charity, Christ, and the Benefit of the Doubt

Charity, Christ, and the Benefit of the Doubt Or Else: Judge, Jury, and (Ministry/Character) Executioner Hard Lessons Learned; Hard Lessons Still Learning Months back, I left Facebook mainly because of a growing, and powerful, sense of contention, arguing doctrine for doctrine’s sake, a spirit of judgmentalism and condemnation, and due to an increasing sense of…

Not Passive But All Of Grace (Part One)

Not Passive But All Of Grace (Part One) 1 Timothy 4:12 “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Neglect not the gift that…

Word Study: Reasonable Service

Reasonable Service How do we know what our reasonable service is to be unless we search the word of God, ponder it, pray about it, and ask “Lord, what would you have me to do in light thereof?” Besides, what is our reasonable service? Didn’t the Apostle Paul say “with the mind I myself SERVE…

(Study Notes) Proverbs 1:2

Proverbs 1:2 Matthew 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be…

Compassion and Condemnation

Compassion and Condemnation What is true compassion and what is true condemnation? What does it mean to have biblical compassion on another and what does it mean to condemn another? To condemn another is to effectively judge them as lost, damned. It is also to esteem yourself as being intrinsically superior to another and/or to…